Making the Bed
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
I thought of the bed as our MARRIAGE.....How wonderful it would be to remember to COVER my husband, even when he is grumpy, even when he isn't "perfect," even when I am offended, even when he hurts my feelings.... to extend grace to him.
And, when we are working TOGETHER on "life"- parenting, finances, taking care of our home- how much smoother it works to work together..hand in hand, side by side, helping the OTHER person with HIS "side of the bed."
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend (spouse) can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
God has brought us together to become ONE with our husbands. And, like our beautiful bed, how lovely we are when, working together, covering the other's side, we "make a bed."
This is a plaque that hangs in our bathroom. Because we see it everyday, walking past it hundreds of times, we may not notice it. But, I want to take the time to read it and pray it DAILY!
Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us. We ask for words both kind and loving and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as forgive.
Dear Lord we put our marriage into your hands.